The State Senate has approved a bill which would loosen limits on class sizes. It would reduce the number of core courses covered by class size requirements from 849 to 304. The bill now moves on to the House for voting.
Discretionary education funds from Florida Lottery's keep dropping and K-12 educators say its not enough. Since 2001, Alachua County’s discretionary funds have dropped from $2,188,467 to $99,456, which equates to about $3.50 per student.